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MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF ROXBY DOWNS ADOPTION OF VALUATIONS AND DECLARATION OF RATES 2024-2025

4/7/2024

MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF ROXBY DOWNS

Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates 2024-2025

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs at its meetings held on the 26 June 2024 and 1 July 2024 resolved that:

Adoption of Valuations

Pursuant to Section 12(6)(b) of the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 and Section 167(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council adopts for rating purposes the most recent capital valuations available to the Council made by the Valuer-General within Council’s area totalling $566,979,400 of which $503,546,167 represents rateable land.

Declaration of Differential General Rates

Pursuant to Sections 152(1)(c) and 153(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1999 a general rate is declared for the year ending 30 June 2025 which consists of two components, one being a fixed charge and the other being a differential rate based on the value of the land the subject to the rate, as more particularly described below:

First Component: Fixed Charge

The fixed charge component of the general rate is $800 in respect of each separate piece of rateable land in the Council area.

Second component: Differential rate based on the value of the land

The differential rate based on the value of the land, varying according to the use of land, is as follows:

  1. Residential—a differential rate of 0.6301 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  2. Commercial Shop—a differential rate of 1.8903 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  3. Commercial Office—a differential rate of 2.3860 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  4. Commercial Other—a differential rate of 2.1638 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  5. Industrial Light—a differential rate of 1.4870 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  6. Industrial Other—a differential rate of 1.0440 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  7. Vacant Land—a differential rate of 1.9786 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land
  8. Other—a differential rate of 0.8821 cents in the dollar of the capital value of the land

Declaration of Service Charge

Pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council imposes a service charge of $666.81 upon each separate piece of rateable land to which the Council provides or makes available a service for the collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal of domestic waste (excluding organics), on the basis that the sliding scale provided for in Regulation 13 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013 will be applied to reduce the service charge payable, as prescribed.

In accordance with Section 155(3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Regulation 12(4)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013, this service charge will only apply to land of the Residential category.

Declaration of Separate Rate—Regional Landscape Levy

Pursuant to Section 69 of the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 and Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, a separate rate based on a fixed charge of $46.90 for Residential/Vacant/Other land use types and $93.80 for Commercial/Industrial land use types is declared on all rateable land in the Council area to reimburse the Council the amount of $93,003 contributed to the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board.

Declaration of a Maximum Increase

Pursuant to Section 153(3) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1999, a maximum increase in general rates is fixed for the year ending 30 June 2025 to be charged on any rateable land which constitutes the principal place of residence of a principal ratepayer, at 12% over and above the general rates levied for the 2023/2024 financial year with respect to that land, provided that each of the following conditions are met:

  1. the property has been the principal place of residence of the principal ratepayer since at least 1 July 2023;
  2. the property has not been subject to a change in land use since 1 July 2023;
  3. the property has not been subject to improvements with a value of more than $20,000 since 1 July 2023; and
  4. an owner of the property makes an application in writing addressed to the Council on or before 15 September 2024 claiming the benefit of the maximum increase.

Due Dates for Payment of Rates

In accordance with Section 181 of the Local Government Act 1999, rates declared in respect of the year ending 30 June 2025 shall be due in four (4) equal or approximately equal instalments payable on 16 September 2024, 16 December 2024, 17 March 2025 and 16 June 2025.

Approval under Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982

The rates resolved herein are operative with the agreement of the Joint Venturers under clause 29(3)(a) of the Schedule to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982.

Dated: 1 July 2024

Roy D Blight

Chief Executive

Roxby Downs 5725

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